Poll Shows Primary Use of Sheds Is No Longer for Storage

Research from Dunster House suggests that keeping sheds as storage areas is no longer the most popular way of using them  – more than half of the people surveyed said they use their shed as a dedicated hobby space or relaxing hideaway.” – Shedworking

Read more about Sheds more popular for working in than storage says poll.

Shedworking blogger Alex Johnson asks… Could you live in a miniature home?

Over the last few years – and especially since the start of the property crisis and financial downturn – the idea that we can be just as happy living in a (much) smaller home has been gaining ground in the USA and there is now growing acceptance of the values of the tiny house movement. Advocates argue that living small is not only more affordable but offers an ecologically-friendly alternative.” – Alex

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Glide Pod

Fitting neatly in to many gardens it offers enough space to be practical for a large number of uses. Despite it’s ample size in many cases we may even be able to install a Glide Pod in your garden without the need for planning permission.

In addition to the quality features of our other smaller pods the Glide Pod also features a sliding louvered screen.” – Glide Pod

Another backyard office space that really inspires the imagination. Learn more about the Glide Pod.

  

The Micro Pod

Internally there is adequate space for a desk, storage and shelving, which can even be built into the pod.

A full height window, glazed door and additional desk height window can be positioned to make the best use of the available natural light and underfloor heating along with recessed spotlights comes as standard.

Despite the smaller dimensions there is no compromise on the quality of building with furniture grade birch plywood reveals to the windows, door and skirtings, and sleek white painted walls.” – The Micro Pod

This home office is available in the UK. Great inspiration for the rest of us. See more at The Micro Pod website.

Canopy & Stars

If you are planning a holiday in the UK and prefer a simpler lifestyle, you might want to check out the vacation rentals Canopy & Stars offers. There are quite a wide variety of tiny spaces available like shepherd huts, domes, and tents. I first spotted this on Shedworking.

Canopy & Stars

Shepherd’s Hut

Taylors Garden Buildings builds these shepherd’s huts customized to each buyer’s needs. This one measures 12′ by 8′ but they can be made as large as 22′ by 12′. They are available in the UK.

Shepherds Hut